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Role of Standardization in Facilitating the Rights of Women

By Tochukwu. Benedict Ezeifekwuaba


Global Programmes for Women Empowerment
- Various International Labor organizations (ILO) Conventions: Suitable Work for Domestic Workers, Prohibition of all types of Discrimination against Women, etc
- Various United Nation (UN) Women Empowerment and Sensitization Programmes
- The Beijing Platform and Declaration for Actions Commitments includes the following:
. Ensuring a gender sensitive multi sectoral strategies and programmes to tackle subordination of girls and women and ensuring their economic and social empowerment and equality
. Ensuring Women’s equal benefits to economic resources including credit science and technology, information, vocational training, markets and communications as a means to further the empowerment and advancement of girls and women as well as maximizing their capacities to enjoy the privileges of equal opportunity to these resources, inter alia, by means of global cooperation
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  • One of the greatest obstacles that African Women are presently facing is lack of access to Education
  • Women Empowerment entails creating an enabling environment as well as ensuring equal opportunities which is economically, socially and politically fair for women to participate as well as to attain their maximum potential
  • African cabinets have been promoting women representation and participation in parliament and various countries approving gender supportive laws.
  • Empowerment and Education are inseparable; it is impossible to talk about empowerment without Education
  • It is at the policy execution level that a lot still needs to be carried out in terms of women participation at both technical and leadership level

The African Countries is making tremendous strides in women leadership at high levels such as ARSO Goodwill Ambassador President; Ameenah Gurib Fakim of Mauritania, New ARSO President; Dr Eve Gadzikwa, President  of Liberia; Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, African Union Chairperson; Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Various Director Generals (DGs) of African Standard Bodies to name a few.

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Tochukwu. Benedict Ezeifekwuaba

Tochukwu. Benedict Ezeifekwuaba

BSc. in Finance (University of Lagos), Nigeria PGD in Oil and Gas Management (South America University), USA Msc. In Oil and Gas Management (South America University), USA and other degrees and awards


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